Many new automobile models are expected to debut in 2023, and we’ve listed our 10 most anticipated arrivals below.
The year 2023 is quickly approaching, and it is anticipated to be a pivotal year for the Indian automotive market. The Indian Auto Expo is back this year after being postponed earlier in the year due to the complications brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the most important thing to know is that 2023 will see a flood of new car introductions, including both ICE and EV models. The 2023 Auto Show will be packed with them. Even though it’s a huge list, we’ve highlighted our top 10 most anticipated vehicle debuts for 2023 below.
1. New MG Hector
One of the first new car debuts of 2023 will be the Hector SUV from Morris Garages India. On January 5, 2023, the new Hector will be unveiled with a number of aesthetically pleasing upgrades, in addition to advanced new features and technology. MG has previously shown off the new Hector’s cabin this year. It features a more streamlined design and a bigger, more modern 14-inch touchscreen display. We anticipate that the Hector refresh will retain the same 2.0-liter diesel and 1.5-liter gasoline engines as the present model.
2. Toyota Innova Hycross
Another brand new model that will be available in India in January 2023 is the Toyota Innova Hycross. Delivery of the new Innova Hycross is likely to begin sometime in the middle of January, though the firm has not provided an official date as of yet. The crossover MPV is a front-wheel-drive monocoque design based on the TNGA-C platform. It will also be one of Toyota’s most feature-rich vehicles, with options including LED lighting, heated seats, a panoramic sunroof, a wireless charger, and second-row reclining ottoman seats. The crossover has an automatic transmission and a choice between a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and a 2.0-liter powerful hybrid motor. Our review of the Innova Hycross, based on our test drive, can be found on the car&bike site.
3. Hyundai IONIQ 5
The Hyundai IONIQ 5, the company’s flagship electric SUV, will debut that same year (2023). Korean Automaker Has Yet to Announce a Launch Date, but We Anticipate the Electric Crossover SUV Going on Sale in India Sometime in the First Quarter of 2023. The E-GMP underpinnings may also be found in the Kia EV6, which is the foundation upon which the IONIQ 5 is constructed. The IONIQ 5 comes in two different configurations worldwide: one with a 58 kWh battery pack and rear-wheel drive, and another with a larger 72.6 kWh battery pack and all-wheel drive. Only the latter, it seems, will be made available in India. You can read our in-depth evaluation of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 on the car&bike website right now.
4. Citroen ëC3 Electric
We previously shared with you unique information that the Citron C3 Electric, the company’s first electric vehicle, will be released in India before March 2023. Similarly to the standard C3, which runs on gasoline, the electric hatchback will be produced in the home country. While details are still scarce, spy photographs suggest that the C3 Electric will appear very similar to the gas-powered C3, with the exception of a few EV-specific design touches. There is currently no data on the EV’s technical characteristics, and we do not feel it is appropriate to make any assumptions.
5. Maruti Suzuki YTB (Baleno Cross SUV)
There will be many new products from Maruti Suzuki India in 2023, including the YTB, a small crossover SUV based on the Baleno. We previously informed you that Maruti Suzuki India will bring not one but two new sport utility vehicles (SUVs) to the 2023 Auto Expo, along with a concept car; this Baleno Cross is likely to be one of the two SUVs. Now, many spy photographs of this Baleno-based crossover SUV have surfaced, and it appears to feature a coupe-SUV-like design. Nexa will be selling the Baleno Cross, which is rumoured to include a 1-liter Boosterjet engine (which returns to India).
6. Maruti Suzuki Gypsy (Jimny 5-Door)
The new 5-door Jimny, built specifically for the Indian market, is another SUV that Maruti Suzuki India is planning to unveil at the 2023 Auto Expo. The 3-door Jimny debuted in India at the 2020 Auto Expo. The business planned to introduce the 5-door variant in India and resuscitate the Gypsy name, which has cult importance in the nation, but they accidentally shipped the wrong car. Now, multiple spy photographs of a prototype 5-door Jimny have already surfaced, and a 4X4 version of the SUV, powered by a mild hybrid gasoline engine, is also expected.
7. Mahindra XUV400 Electric
In September, Mahindra finally unveiled its expected little electric SUV. The XUV300, an SUV powered by fossil fuels that is already on sale in India, served as the inspiration for the XUV400, an electric SUV that shares DNA with but is longer and wider than its smaller sibling. A 148 horsepower electric motor and a 39.4 kWh battery pack drive the wheels of the all-electric XUV400. The SUV can reach 100 kilometres per hour in 8.3 seconds, thanks to the electric motor’s max torque output of 310 Nm. The Mahindra XUV400 is advertised as having a range of up to 456 kilometres per charge and a single-pedal driving system. Mahindra plans to release its electric SUV to the public in early 2023, with deliveries beginning later that month.
8. Mahindra Thar 5-Door
It’s no secret that Mahindra is developing a five-door version of the Thar. The long-wheelbase off-road SUV that has been the subject of multiple spy pictures is set to debut in India in 2023. Spy photographs reveal that the SUV’s five-door version is virtually identical to the three-door Mahindra Thar, but for a longer wheelbase and two more rear doors. If the three-door Thar is any indication, the five-door version should keep the same engine options. While the smaller engines found in the XUV500 would suffice, Mahindra may benefit from the larger ones found in the XUV700. The transmissions will likely be either manual or automatic, and a 4WD system will likely be available.
9. Nissan X-Trail
Nissan India debuted the 2017 X-Trail, Qashqai, and Juke in the country earlier this year, and announced plans to import these and other worldwide models to India. The company has stated that it will conduct customer and road tests on the models to determine their viability in the Indian market. The X-Trail, the company said, would debut first, with the others to come later. Since the X-Trail was first made available in the Indian market in the middle to late 2000s, we are already familiar with the name. The Nissan X-Trail comes with a mild-hybrid turbo-petrol engine producing 161 horsepower, a strong hybrid engine producing 201 horsepower, and an all-wheel drive e-Power variation producing 211 horsepower thanks to a second electric motor powering the rear axle.
10. Tata Punch EV
Tata Motors is planning a robust electric vehicle (EV) offensive in India, which will include the annual release of one or two EVs. And the Tata Punch EV will likely follow as the company’s second electric vehicle. The Punch EV is expected to appear sometime in 2019, while the business has not yet provided a release date. As a matter of fact, it has been whispered that a pre-production model of the Punch EV would be shown out during the 2023 Auto Expo. We anticipate that the business will release the Punch EV in the run-up to the holiday season, and it may use the Punch EV’s electric engine in the Tigor EV. The ALFA platform will be used to construct the SUV.